Davidson College students who spent the majority of the last year living in E.H. Little Dormitory probably will be surprised when they return to campus in the fall and find their former residence hall doesn’t look much like the home sweet home they remember. That’s because the college is overhauling Little Dorm as it approaches its 60th birthday and adding to it things that often come standard today.
Jerry Orr, the aviation director at Charlotte Douglas International Airport, has an inefficient headache. That’s paradoxical for Orr, who last week in a 20-minute interview about the airport’s nearly quarter of $1 billion worth of construction projects, used some form of the word “efficient” 10 times.
May 20 was the day they drove old Dixie down. But at least the historic Dixie’s Tavern building will not be torn down. So says owner Daniel Levine.
The Mecklenburg County Code Enforcement Department has issued new written policy guidelines that, in very limited circumstances, go easy on contractors who cover electrical work before it can be inspected.
It sits at the intersection of Matthews Township and Northeast parkways, but Matthews Corners hasn’t cornered the market for attracting shoppers. The 167,459-square-foot shopping center is literally on the corner of the busiest section of retail in the town of Matthews.
Imagine signing a lease for offices in a building at the same time you have to imagine both the offices and the building. That’s what’s happening in uptown Charlotte, where Portman Holdings, a worldwide development and architecture firm based in Atlanta, is planning a large office tower on Stonewall Street, on top of the existing parking deck at The Westin, which Portman also owns.
REITs are having new, single-family homes built, largely in stalled subdivisions, with the express purpose of renting them to the growing market of people who want to live in houses but can’t afford the down payments or qualify for loans.
Whether it was a fluke or the start of something big, contractors rocked last week in Mecklenburg County. Builders pulled more than $104 million in county building permits from Sunday, May 12, through Saturday, May 18, the 20th week of 2013, according to county data records.
First communion is a rite of passage in the Catholic Church. It’s an important time in which families gather to celebrate a child’s taking his or her first sacrament of the Holy Eucharist. Though first communion is among the more important functions at any Catholic church, most churches don’t put up new buildings to host the ceremonies.
When a local zoning board of adjustment rules in favor of a builder, the zoning battle is not necessarily over. That’s because the deadline for anyone to appeal such a ruling can be a moving target. And if the appeal succeeds, it can kill a project that at one point seemed a sure thing. But House Bill 276, which has passed the North Carolina House and is in the Senate Commerce Committee, would set a much more firm appeal deadline, provided the builder who got the favorable ruling knows the rudiments of making and displaying a sign.